From unsuspected Denmark we have been witnessing a new wave of sound artists convinced in outlining other directions in contemporary music. At the head will come all the untouchable work of Posh Isolation that in recent years has presented us with Puce Mary, Croation Amor or Vanessa Amara. Escho is immediately another publishing label whose range of talents only underlines the Danish creative force of this moment. Signing for the latter, composer Astrid Sonne is a rising star. With each album she adds another essential piece in a surprising journey that is intimately connected with our times.
With a background around classical study, it is in the benign ambiguity of electronics that she has found a greater echo for her compositions. It is in the uncertain terrain or the penumbra of light that Sonne extracts color and form. The emotional expressiveness and sensory exploration of his work come together in an immensely personal dimension. The delicacy of acoustic strings reveals itself under complex blankets of synthesizers and skewed melodies, in search of a certain eternal vibe.
Outsider of your lifetime emerged as an extra-musical project in which the album was accompanied by a visual experience, available on Sonne’s website, and by artist Aske Zidore. Already this year Ephemeral Camera Feed retrieves a beautiful recording at the Atonal festival in Berlin. Although familiar, it won’t sound at all revisionist; in fact, it delves into the entire sub-sonic spectrum it inhabits, extracting a handful of valuable insights. A profound exercise in meeting, sharing, and communion that has, in fact, won praise from several important publications. There is, therefore, a momentum around the artist that is impossible not to handle with tremendous enthusiasm. Having her around is a bit like taking the pulse of some of the most fascinating music of these days. NA